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The march towards a new climate deal

In 1997, when the whole world birthed the Kyoto treaty, it was like we were certainly reaching a monumental turning point in the history of humanity when we can all work unanimously towards curbing the unhealthy increase in global green house gas concentration.  The commitment period was seen as a reasonable timeframe to get the goal of the protocol achieved ...

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Partnership enhances climate adaptation with eco-stoves in Delta communities

A host of rural community dwellers in Delta State is benefitting from an initiative designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, save time and money spent on firewood, curb respiratory diseases and enhance the education of the girl-child. A collaboration involving the Climate Change Department of the Delta State Ministry of Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ecobank is ...

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Empowering Delta women with ‘clean’ eco-stoves (in photos)

A collaboration involving the Climate Change Department of the Delta State Ministry of Environment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and EcoBank, under the state’s Women Climate Change Adaptation Project, is improving household energy efficiency through the provision of locally fabricated Eco-stoves in some rural communities. The project commenced recently with community mobilisation and sensitisation in the three communities of Emonu, ...

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African Water Facility allocates funds for climate change

Akissa Bahri, Coordinator of the AWF

The African Water Facility (AWF) has allocated €16m to fund for proposals for the “Preparation of Water and Climate Change Investment Projects”. In a statement, the AWF said winning proposals would be awarded grants ranging in size from €1 million up to €3 million for the preparation of water projects and programmes aimed at building resilience to climate change in Africa, with funding to ...

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How climate change adaptation in Africa is growing

Over the past decade, countries across Africa have shown increasing interest in comprehensive development plans that set ambitious social and economic development objectives. These plans move beyond the narrow objective of poverty reduction to encompass the wider objectives of accelerating growth, creating employment, and providing safe water, sanitation, health care and education within a framework of sustainable development. Moving forward, ...

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IPCC’s AR5: Adaptation is fundamentally about risk management

eritrea-irrigation

In Africa, the primary concern is adapting to the negative impacts of climate change. This means taking both short and long-term approaches to managing climate risks. In the short term, integrating climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction will help withstand shocks to human security and economic development from which recovery can be costly. African governments, businesses and communities can do ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: Adaptation will bring benefits

The fourth in the series sheds light on the IPCC findings that, in the light of the fact that climate change has the tendency to amplify existing stress on agricultural systems particularly in semi-arid environments, adaptation will bring immediate benefits and reduce the impacts of the phenomenon.   In a world that is 4°C warmer, the current cropping areas of ...

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IPCC’s AR5 and Africa: How climate change threatens continent’s fragile growth

Farm irrigation

The third feature in the series lays emphasis on the fact that climate change poses challenges to growth and development in Africa   The emissions already in the atmosphere, together with the greenhouse gases that will be emitted in the future, mean that the climate will continue to change. These changes in climate will create new risks and will amplify ...

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Climate legal framework sought for states’ development plans

Environmentalists are seeking the establishment of a legal framework that supports the mainstreaming of climate change scenario into states’ development plans and strategies. They believe that this will go a long way towards curbing how the phenomenon impacts the various sectors of the economy. According to them, adaptation policies need to be an integral part of government initiatives, given the ...

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A tomato farmer’s account of unpredictable weather

Mile-12 market is known as the food headquarters in Lagos; where food is cheap, plenty, yet at best quality. Trailer loads of food, from various regions of the country, course their way into the market’s narrow entrance, thus constantly creating the traffic gridlock the axis is known for. After navigating through the mire and wastes from fruits and vegetable which ...

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